Today’s Ten On Tuesday prompt is an easy one for me: “The Last Ten Books You Have Read.” And reviews are requested as well, if possible. Well, that’s still easy. With the exception of the last two books I read, I have already written reviews of all the books I’ve read this year. (And those last two are supposed to have been reviewed too. I am just a slacker right now.)
So, here we go, starting with the most recent:
- Cast On, Kill Off by Maggie Sefton. Review to come soon, hopefully Friday. But a short version: this is one of the Knitting Mystery series, and it’s a fun addition to the set. All of these books are cozy mysteries, really, not too deep, but fun for what they are.
- Divergent by Veronica Roth. Review also to come soon. Hopefully tomorrow, Thursday at the latest. Because it’s overdue. Short version: intense, fun book, written as if it was already a movie (yes, I know, the movie came out last Friday, but the book was written well before that). Dystopian YA at its best.
- More Cute Stories, Volume 3: Museum of the Weird by Rolly Crump, Disney Legend. Review is here. Short version: if you are a Disney fan, especially a Haunted Mansion fan. listen to this audiobook. So much fun.
- George Carlin Reads To You by George Carlin. Review is here. Short version: Funny. Irreverent. Sarcastic. Everything you’d expect from Carlin.
- Hyperbole And A Half by Allie Brosh. Review is here. Short version: it’s a distilled version of her website. Everything fun and amusing that is there, is here too, but better because you can hold the book in your hand. So worth it.
- Hunted (Iron Druid #6) by Kevin Hearne. Review is here. Short version: this installment restored by faith in Atticus & Co. I had been starting to lose interest in the books, but this one revived my love of them and provides a good direction for the series as it continues.
- The Girl With The Iron Touch (Steampunk Chronicles #3) by Kady Cross. Review is here. Short version: if you love this series, as I do, you will enjoy this book. I’ve always liked Emily, and she’s the central focus of this story, so you get to see more depth to her personality. You also get more of what’s going on inside Sam, which is nice. And there’s more development with Griffin and Finley, so that kept me happy.
- The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. Review is here. Short version: highly amusing. This is a kid-oriented (and kid-friendly) book, but adults can enjoy it too. And I say “kid” but I’m not sure how young. I’m not the best example anyway, as I was reading “adult” books in 5th grade, if not earlier. But I wish I’d had this book as an example to point readers to post-Harry Potter. It fits nicely in that kind of niche.
- All Wound Up: The Yarn Harlot Writes For A Spin by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee. Review is here. Short version: knitting humor. You’ll know if it’s your kind of book from those two words alone.
- More Cute Stories, Volumes 1 & 2 (Disneyland and Animators & Imagineers) by Rolly Crump. Review is here. This is a two-fer review, since I reviewed both audiobooks in one blog post. As with volume 3 earlier in this list, if you are a Disney fan, you owe it to yourself to pick at least one of these up.